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Definition of 'amiss'

Adjective

  1. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
       Synonyms: awry haywire wrong

Adverb

  1. away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"
       Synonyms: awry
  2. in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner; "if you think him guilty you judge amiss"; "he spoke amiss"; "no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"
  3. in an imperfect or faulty way; "The lobe was imperfectly developed"; "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"- Jane Austen
       Synonyms: imperfectly
       Antonyms: perfectly


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